Cyd Charisse, 1945

Peter Stackpole—TIME & LIFE Pictures/Getty Images

Wisely abandoning the name Tula Ellice Finklea, Cyd Charisse, seen here in 1945, was best known for her dancing roles opposite Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

Wisely abandoning the name Tula Ellice Finklea, Cyd Charisse, seen here in 1945, was best known for her dancing roles opposite Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com